When: Sun., Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. 2014
The alternative worship ritual and dance celebration known as Cosmic Mass was first started in Oakland by radical theologian Matthew Fox. The purpose was to foster community, inspire creativity, and allow for personal and collective healing through music, dance, visual art, and spoken word. The next incarnation of the event, which will focus on the theme of “art and spirit,” will take place at American Steel Studios (1960 Mandela Pkwy., Oakland) on Sunday. The evening will begin with a welcome speech by Fox, after which it will include live musical performances, interactive dance, and talks by the artists who created the altars for the event. In addition to a DJ spinning trance, electronic, and world beats, there will also be a visual DJ projecting artistic works, as well as live video of the crowd, onto the walls.